Stylist’s Picks for zulily

Recently I had the chance to try on a buyer’s hat recently and curate a collection of accessories with a tribal / boho flair. As a former jewelry designer, I loved rolling up my sleeves for this project! Here’s a look at our great behind-the-scenes themed shots!

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A collar necklace like this is perfect when styled with a collared shirt, buttoned all the way up.

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Love the layered look of these two necklaces together! Paired with the slouchy tunic top and a hat, it has a perfect boho feel.

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Pairing necklaces gives you a chance to express your personality through your clothes.

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A perfectly polished top like this pairs well with this tribal necklace.

HMU +  model: Ashlee Bullinger
Styling: Sarah Ward
Photographer: Will Bossen 

How to Tie Your Scarf in a Bow


Are you looking for a new and creative way to tie your scarf? Why not tie it in a bow?

Recently I styled a Betsey Johnson accessories photo shoot and we had this glittery lipstick scarf to showcase. What better way to show off a piece with so much character than to tie it in a bow! Our adorable model totally embodied the Betsey spirit and we threw in a MAC Ruby Woo lipstick for good measure. (Photo: Will Bossen)

Here’s a quick scarf bow-tying tutorial from Hermes:

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Dressing Room Scarf Tutorial


This week Jennifer and I went shopping at the LOFT to revitalize her wardrobe and found some great additions that fit her style and her budget. At the end of our session we explored several options for different ways to tie a scarf.

Here’s a closer look at these scarf tying options:





Scarves are such a low risk way to add color, texture, pattern and style to your wardrobe without breaking the bank. Give a fun print scarf a try this season!

Shopping is always more fun when you have your own wardrobe stylist! Let’s go shopping!

Style Icon Iris Apfel Is Selling Her Accessories!

Iris Apfel is a renown decorator, textile designer, and style icon extraordinaire. Her wardrobe is one of a kind, and if you want to own a part of it, you’re in luck. In an unprecedented move, Apfel has begun to sell furniture and jewelry from her private collection via One King’s Lane.

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Iris Apfel via the New York Times

When one thinks of Iris Apfel what likely comes to mind is the art of wearing accessories. Here are a few memorable quotes from Apfel about what accessories can do to elevate your wardrobe.

My mother knew if you bought a couple of really good architectural outfits and put your money into accessories, you could create a million different looks. She taught that to me, which I think was invaluable.

Invest in basics in your wardrobe, then use accessories to change your look.

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Photo: PEM

I get more compliments on accessories than anything else. I think they’re kind of like herbs and spices. They give zest and zing to an outfit.

You can really make an outfit yours by how you accessorize.

Here are a few memorable pieces from her collection.

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Check out her sale!

Introducing Rivet & Sway’s Fall 2013 Frames

Ever since I got a sneak peek at Rivet & Sway’s new frames earlier this spring I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the frames to become available. That day has come! Here’s a look at Rivet & Sway’s new fall 2013 frames, available now:

Can’t wait to add one of these gems to my spectacle collection!

Visit Rivet & Sway for a free try-on today! Use coupon code SARAHSWAYS to save $25 off your purchase!